Spine Necklace By Oscar

by Marijandro Apr 27, 2017
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I remixed this thing so they are individual files and they are modified so it uses less support and easier to assemble. Check it out!

I've found a way to pretty easily turn this into multiple files. It takes a bit, and is a little clunky. But it works. Before you go fiddling around with the file, be sure to duplicate the file, so that you don't accidentally, permanently get rid of anything that you want to keep.

  1. Get a program called Meshmixer (hereafter called MM. Sue me, it's quicker to type). It's free, so the price is right.
  2. Open MM and import the Spine Necklace file. On the left-hand side of the window, there should be a series of buttons for various functions. Locate the one that says "Separate Shells".
  3. Click Separate Shells. There should be a little pop-up window that opens called "Object Browser". For those that use Photoshop, it should look pretty familiar. It functions in much the same way as the pane where the different "layers" are. When you click on Separate Shells, MM automatically splits the grouped bits into distinct bits that the program calls "shells" (It'll probably add a 7th shell, which doesn't seem to be much of anything, maybe something like a placeholder.)
  4. Now all the different shells are individually selectable. In the Objects Browser, you are going to have to get rid of all but one of the shells. Click on one of them. In the lower right corner of the Objects Browser, you should see a trash can icon. Click on it, and the program deletes the shell from the list and from the screen. Rinse and repeat for each object, except for the one that you are wanting to print. (Yes, I know that you want to print every one of these objects, but we'll come back to them later.)
  5. Go to the File menu (or whichever menu holds the Open and Save functions). Select Export. Tell the box that opens up that you want to save the file in whatever folder you want to save it to and give it a name (Hey, it's its own unique file! It deserves one!). You should now see your new file in said folder.
  6. As a test, import the file into whatever slicing program you use (mine is Cura. I know it pretty well, though I also know Slic3r, but I haven't used it in a while). Follow any appropriate steps to get the file into the appropriate position for printing.

Repeat steps 2(after the "Open MM" part. And when it asks if you want to combine your current file with the one you are wanting to import, remember the anti-drug slogan and just say no)-5 for each of the other 5 "shells" and fairly soon, you will have 6 separate files for each of the parts of the necklace.

For me, I am starting with the front of the choker. It's got a nice flat section on top, with the exception of the hooks. They do stick down a bit. So, I rotated it so that the top was down and that the hooks and the very front were the only things that would touch the print bed. It'll cause a bit more support material than if it was flat, of course. But it's what "spoke" to me when I was looking at it.

Does anyone have this in multiple files so I can print pieces at a time. To large for my printer and I want to be able to print pieces accurately instead of trashing the whole print.


Is the scale on this wrong? It's tiny when loaded into a slicer.

very original and well done.

All credit goes to Oscar Aguirre